Job Opening: Development Stewardship Associate
Location: Hybrid preferred (New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Surfside, FL), Open to Remote
Schedule: Full Time, flexible hours
The Aleph Institute is seeking a Development Stewardship Associate who will work alongside the development team to steward and sustain the leads and relationships that Aleph holds with its donors. The person in this position will be responsible for drafting individualized donor communications, including both cold outreach and everyday relationship-building communications, with the goal of building a powerful relationship between those individuals and Aleph. The Stewardship Associate will also engage in donor research to facilitate donor communications and strategy, and he or she may be asked to effectively research potential donors’ backgrounds, interests, and influential circles. Strong applicants will have exceptional writing and research skills and enjoy connecting with others, maintaining relationships, and networking. This position can be done remotely and is a full-time position.
- Create and provide content for the development team to use for one-on-one and mass interactions with donor leads, potential foundations, and professional partners to Aleph’s mission.
- In conjunction with the Aleph Development team, create a strategy and potential next steps for reaching out to new leads/prospects, lapsed donors, or donors midway through the development pipeline.
- Keep a general awareness of all the moving pieces within the organization as well as the interests of the people who are connecting to Aleph in order to find and suggest relevant content or interactions for the director (and other senior employees) to hold with members of the network.
- Support the major gifts officers and other development team members in donor relations.
- Provide in-depth research and analysis of individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects, using a variety of sources, tools, and techniques.
- Prepare written profiles, ratings, and qualified lists as necessary to support the strategic fundraising efforts of the organization.
- Great at written and interpersonal communication
- Skilled at building and maintaining relationships
- Able to think of creative ways to connect with people and foster relationships
- High level of creativity and ingenuity
- Can-do, positive attitude
- Team-player mentality
- Willingness to provide content for others without pride of authorship
- Significant experience in interacting within the Jewish community and a strong understanding of the different dynamics between people, communities, and affiliations
- Salesforce (CRM), Google Suite, and email marketing experience a bonus
- 3-5 years of experience working with research development tools and managing the donor pipeline.
Compensation: $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits.